Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Noni And Group received a loan from Menahem and Tania to purchase grocery items and expand her business.$125 to goLend Now
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Rosa Ervin received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to buy more medicines and keep making sales at her business.
Ellada received a loan from Pres Microfinance Club to pay for new stock of cosmetics and clothing to resell to her customers.
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Iris received a loan from Rialto High School to purchase supplies and fertilizers for her crop of African palms.
Natgas received a loan from Rialto High School to equip 75 taxis with natural gas engines, thus reducing 2.6 tons of carbon emissions.0% repaid
Mariama Cire's Group received a loan from BCP Microfinance Club to buy five bags of rice, two cans of refined oil, two boxes of tea, and one bag of sugar for retail sale in her village.
Sri Hadi received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to build water sources at her home in order to improve her family's access to water.
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